Schitt's Creek's Daniel Levy on Playing Pansexual

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“It’s like summer camp,” says Daniel Levy of Schitt’s Creek, the comedy he co-created and stars in about a wealthy family gone bankrupt and banished to a yokel town. Meaning: The series is fun—it co-stars comedy legends Eugene Levy (his dad) and Catherine O’Hara—and surprising. Season 1 revealed a quietly revolutionary subplot when Daniel’s character, David, whose bitchiness and fashion fixation implied anything but straightness, came out as pansexual and started dating a woman. “I hadn’t really seen pansexuality on TV before,” Daniel says. The second season (premiering March 16 on Pop) sees new romance for David, and Levy père and O’Hara pushing their performances to loony new heights. Daniel is already developing the third season. “It’s an exciting time to be in television,” he says. “And David has won people over…in a strange way, considering he’s not very likable on paper.” 

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